That was no typo. Philadelphia is a US city that often doesn’t get the love that it deserves: there are so many reasons to add this historic city to your travel list. Philadelphia, often referred to as Philly, is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States. It is located in the northeastern part of the country, along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Philadelphia has a rich history, vibrant culture, and is known for its iconic landmarks, arts scene, and diverse cuisine. Here’s an overview of some key aspects of Philadelphia: History: Philadelphia played a crucial role in the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. It served as the nation’s capital from 1790 to 1800 and is known as the birthplace of American democracy. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were both drafted and signed in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
Landmarks: Philadelphia is home to numerous historic landmarks. Independence National Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and other important sites. Other notable landmarks include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which features the iconic “Rocky Steps,” and the Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison turned museum.
As you might expect, it wasn’t all peachy. Visit the Philly Eastern State Penitentiary. Click here.
Stay at the historic, yet hip Sonder The Heid . Click here to book.
Take the train to Philly. Amtrak takes you there. Click here to book.